Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Muffins

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These greek yogurt muffins are light and fluffy, sweetened naturally with pure maple syrup, and a great way to add more protein to your day! 

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Light and fluffy muffins are the best kind of muffins, and my secret for that perfect airy texture is using greek yogurt.

My boys love these chocolate chip muffins and you would never guess that they are made with healthier ingredients. We make them full size bakery style and also in mini chocolate chip muffin size.

Who doesn’t love chocolate chip muffins for breakfast? Greek yogurt chocolate chip muffins are the ultimate breakfast muffin that combines flavor and nutrition for a wholesome yet still delicious treat!

These greek yogurt muffins have become such a favorite in our house that I went on to also make these mini blueberry muffins using similar ingredients.

a hand holding a chocolate chip muffin

The full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found at the bottom of the post in the recipe card, but here’s what you’ll need to make these.

Ingredients & Notes

  • Greek yogurt: the plain whole milk unsweetened version. You can also use fat free plain yogurt if you want to.
  • Coconut oil: measure it while solid, then melt it
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Baking powder & baking soda
  • Real maple syrup
  • Flour: you can use whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour
  • Mini chocolate chips: semi-sweet or dark chocolate
greek yogurt chocolate chip muffin with bite taken out

How to make chocolate chip muffins with greek yogurt

Step 1: Whisk together the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl: flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

a container full of greek yogurt

Step 2: In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the greek yogurt, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla, and melted coconut oil.

Step 3: Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix together with a rubber spatula until just combined. Do not over mix, as this will result in dense muffins.

a mixing bowl with wet ingredients and flour on top

Step 4: Reserve a few spoonfuls of chocolate chips to top the muffins, and fold the rest into the batter using a rubber spatula. Now that you have added the mini chocolate chips, your batter will look like this. 

Step 5: Line a muffin tin with parchment paper muffin liners and distribute the batter evenly into the 12 cups.

Recipe Tip

I use parchment paper muffins every time I make muffins, as they won’t stick to the wrapper at all! If you don’t use liners, use cooking spray first to the muffin tin before adding the batter.

Step 6: Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with additional mini chocolate chips.

a hand grabbing a muffin

Step 7: Bake the muffins at 350 degrees for around 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 

two muffins stacked on top of each other

Oh my gosh! These are by far the best muffins I’ve ever made. My husband said they tasted like chocolate chip cookies. I had to intervene because he would have ate half the pan hahaha! My kids also loved them. Thank you for this delicious, yet healthy muffin recipe.

greek yogurt chocolate chip muffin

Can you freeze them?

Yes! One of my favorite things is to have extra muffins in the freezer. These can be stored in an airtight container or bag in the freezer for 2-3 months. Simply pop one out and microwave it for 20-30 seconds for a quick and yummy breakfast or snack.

greek yogurt chocolate chip muffin with a bite taken out
greek yogurt chocolate chip muffin with bite taken out

How to store

Greek yogurt muffins can be stored in an airtight bag or container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days, or in the freezer for 2-3 months.

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4.50 from 220 votes

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Muffins

By: Joy Shull
These greek yogurt muffins are light and fluffy, sweetened naturally with pure maple syrup, and packed full of protein!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup plain whole fat greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup real maple syrup
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour , or all purpose flour
  • 1 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the greek yogurt, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla, and melted coconut oil
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix together with a rubber spatula until just combined (be careful not to over mix)
  • Reserve a few spoonfuls of chocolate chips to top the muffins, and fold the rest into the batter
  • Line a muffin tin with parchment paper muffin liners, or use cooking spray for regular liners or no liners
  • Divide the muffin batter into the 12 cups, then top with the reserved chocolate chips
  • Bake the chocolate chip muffins at 350 degrees for 18 – 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean

Notes

Tips for light and fluffy texture

Be sure not to over mix the batter, as this will result in too dense muffins. The key is to mix until just combined, the same goes when you add in the chocolate chips.

How do I measure the coconut oil?

Measure the coconut oil while solid, then melt in the microwave for 15 – 45 seconds until it turns to liquid.

Can I freeze these muffins?

Yes! Simply allow the muffins to cool, then store in an a ziploc bag in your freezer. Once you are ready to eat one, microwave it 15 – 30 seconds until warm.

Can I use a different flour?

Yes! You can substitute whole wheat pastry flour for all purpose. If you want are looking for a gluten free version, try my Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 149mg, Potassium: 232mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 51IU, Calcium: 74mg, Iron: 2mg
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  1. My 4 year old and I made these this morning and they are fantastic!! So delicious and I love that I can sneak some extra protein in for my little carboholic lol.

    1. I have not tested it without a liquid sweetener, so I am not sure how it would turn out. Let me know if you try it! If you do, I would substitute an equal amount.